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ME/CS 571: Surgical Robotics Seminar
ME 328: Medical Robotics

Dr. Sherry Wren, MD, FACS, FCS (ECSA)

Friday, October 28
9:30-10:20 am
Bldg. 530, Room 127

This seminar is open to the public. Students in ME 328 and CS/ME 571 are required to attend.

Seminar Topic: Robotic Surgery: Where does it fit in the surgical armamentarium for procedures

Surgery is a complex endeavor that requires a complex environment to perform safely. Modern surgery can be performed using a multitude of operative techniques from the "open" surgical approach to more minimal access techniques. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of these techniques and how are they chosen. What are some of the technical challenges of each of the techniques and what opportunities are there to overcome them.

Speaker Bio

Professor Sherry Wren has been on the faculty at Stanford University since 1997. She serves as Vice Chair for Professional Development and Diversity, Director of Global Surgery at the Center for Innovation and Global Health, Director of Clinical Surgery at the Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System, and is the former Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the university. Dr. Wren is also a Honorary Professor in the Centre for Neurosciences and Trauma at the Blizard Institute within Barts Cancer Institute at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. Dr. Wren is a member of 15 national and international organizations. She is the current President of the Halsted Society and serves on the Advisory Council for General Surgery, ACS. Previously she served on the executive committee of the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors as well as the Board of Governors of the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery. She is currently on the editorial boards of JAMA Surgery, Surgical Endsocopy, and the Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and Advanced Techniques. She is a fellow of the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa, a consortium of 13 sub Saharan African countries. Her clinical practice is in gastrointestinal malignancy and robotics. Her research interests are in surgical outcomes, robotics, cancer, and global surgery.